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Rugby boys

Rugby boys

Rugby Boys” are often seen in the streets of Metro Manila. They are street children snorting “Rugby” a brand of contact cement or glue and other aromatic solvents to moderate hunger and other issues. “Rugby Boys” are also called “Solvent Boys”. And of course, even girls do the sniffing in the streets. The chemical is placed in a plastic bag…

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Poverty in The Philippines on the rise

Poverty in The Philippines on the rise

The Philippines is the rising tiger economy of Asia. But only the rich people are going up and up. The poor falling behind again. The Philippines, with a 7.8 percent expansion of gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2013, has the fastest-growing economy in East Asia, surpassing even China’s. The country has a red-hot stock market, a strong…

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